Mobile and ICT patents transform our everyday lives
Innovations in cellular technology have opened us up to new digital experiences: 2G allowed us to have better conversations, 3G enabled us to surf the web, and 4G has given us seamless video streaming. 5G is now taking us to the next level and closer to the vision of the networked society. It will bring rich video content with zero waiting times, immersive VR experiences and a whole range of exciting IoT services – in this connected world, anything is possible.
At Ericsson we are dedicated to research and innovation, leading the development of cellular technology – from 2G to 5G. Around 15 percent of Ericsson’s annual global revenue is invested in research and development (R&D) and we have the largest portfolio in the industry, with over 49,000 granted patents.
Through our creation of cellular standards we have pioneered the technology that we take for granted today and continue to lead the way for advancements still to come.
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Ericsson has been a key driver of 5G development and deployment, working closely with collaborators to recognize and confront opportunities and challenges.
Avanci, a patent licensing platform, was initiated by Ericsson as the first marketplace for licensing patented cellular technology to the Internet of Things. The Avanci platform provides a place for those contributing standard essential patents to share their innovations, and for IoT companies to access the technology needed to connect their products - with one agreement and for one fair, flat per-unit rate. Avanci is an independently operated company headquartered in Dallas.